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'Ratatouille,' 'Die Hard' take over 1-2

  |   July 1, 2007 at 2:16 PM
LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- The animated kids' flick "Ratatouille" and the adult action film "Live Free or Die Hard" cut in at the front of the U.S. theater line this weekend.

Buena Vista's "Ratatouille" raked in $47.23 million in its first weekend, while Fox' Bruce Willis franchise installment "Die Hard" came in at No. 2 with $33.15 million, Box Office Mojo reported Sunday. They knocked "Evan Almighty" and "1408" to third and fourth places, with $15.09 million and $10.61 million, respectively.

"Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," slipped from third to No. 5 with $9 million in ticket receipts.

Rounding out the Top 10 were: "Knocked Up," $7.42 million; "Ocean's Thirteen," $6.05; "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," $5.015 million; "Sicko," $4.5 million; and another new film, "Evening," $3.51 million. "Sicko," the Michael Moore documentary about the U.S. healthcare system, jumped up from 31st place to reach ninth place in its second week in theaters.

Dropping out of the top tier of movies were "Surf's Up," "Shrek the Third," "Nancy Drew" and "A Mighty Heart."

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